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LSU pitcher Zach Hess has agreed to head to the bullpen as a reliever after two years of trying to mold himself into a starting pitcher. The junior admitted in a recent interview that he’s better when he can give his all on every pitch, instead of having to stretch his stamina out across 8 or so innings. Here’s coach Paul Mainieri on the decision.
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12th ranked LSU baseball takes on Ole Miss at Alex Box for a three game series this weekend, but Freshman right-hander Cole Henry is still not available to pitch because of a sore elbow.
Louisiana Tech will be playing it’s final home series against Western Kentucky at Warhawk Field at Louisiana-Monroe’s campus. The Bulldog’s home field is still in tatters after being heavily damaged by a Tornado that tore through the campus on April 25th.
A construction firm has been selected to manage the first phase of what would, if approved, ultimately be a 450-million dollar Superdome renovation. The first phase of construction will cost about 100 million dollars, and will focus on the installation of escalators and elevators, along with a new food area, but a final funding plan has not been ironed out yet.
The Saints have agreed to pay for a third of whatever the total cost is. That means the remaining two thirds would be split between the Superdome, and the State. Superdome Commission spokesperson Mike Hoss says hopefully the taxpayers won’t have to foot much of the bill.
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The plan is for all four phases of renovation to be completed before the 2024 Superbowl in New Orleans.
Basketball observers are praising new Pelicans GM David Griffin’s poaching of former Phoenix Sun’s head atheltic trainer Aaron Nelson. Nelson is highly regarded, and has presided over a team that while lacking succsess on the court, had one of the lowest injury rates in the league.